The Pastoral is Political: When Two or More Can’t Gather

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Jesus and the Scribe Stand Several Feet Apart to Converse (Mark 12:28-44)

Assume positive intent, thoughtful people advise, when reading emails.  It’s hard to understand someone’s tone of voice from the words on the screen. Even when – or especially when – we know them well.  Perhaps it’s hardest with someone we know, or think we know.  We add the weight of all our previous interactions to… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Lent 3

Third Sunday of Lent. C’mon, friends, we can do it! Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary posts are ready for your perusal. Or maybe you’re doing a series for Lent. Or maybe there’s a choir program. Whatever the case, you’re welcome at the 11th Hour Preacher Party, as always! Share ideas, concerns, and/or questions. And… Read More